16/10/2015

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16/10/2015

 



Denim shirt: New Look
Skirt and hat: both Topshop

Okay, confession time. This denim shirt is ANCIENT, I've had it for about 5 years, but it's still so useful. It's perfect for these changeable autumn days, when a chilly morning can turn into a warm afternoon, or vice versa. I wore this to meet some friends for lunch and a catch up, and when it started to get colder later on I just rolled the sleeves down! Thank goodness denim shirts don't seem to be going out of style any time soon. 

To me, autumn is the perfect season for felt hats (though I do look for excuses to wear mine all year round). As we start bundling ourselves up in layers, not only does throwing on a hat give your head some protection from the elements, I always think it also ties an outfit together nicely. If, like me, you struggle to find hats that fit properly (apparently my head is tiny), then mild autumn days also mean you're less likely to lose your hat in a stormy gust of wind. So many times I've left the house in a hat, thinking the weather was pretty still, only to find I've completely misjudged it and have to spend the rest of the day alternating between which hand struggles to keep it on my head, as each arm starts aching in turn. Alright, I know it's a minor inconvenience really (and I'm prattling on now), but it can be hella annoying. Luckily, on this day there was no sign of a breeze.

This skirt of one of those items that I love but don't wear often enough. I can't get enough of folky, tapestry prints like this, but I'm so used to only wearing high waisted skirts that I find this one a little hard to style. It sits on my hips, creating more of a drop waist silhouette, and meaning when I try to pair it with one of the many crop tops that seem to fill my wardrobe these days, I end up with far more stomach on show than I'm comfortable with! However, it think it goes better with thicker layers like this shirt, and it also looks great with a polo neck jumper, so hopefully I'll get more wear out of it this autumn/winter.

40 comments :

  1. Classics like a denim shirt never go out of style, I have white shirt that is practically a relic! So excited for chillier weather to layer up too!

    Anna | aforvogue

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    1. Totally agree, so glad denim is here to stay! Ah I'm not quite ready for full on winter yet, it's cold enough already haha xx

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  2. Great outfit! Love the way you combined a simple denim blouse with a printed skirt :)

    mystylishcorner.blogspot.ba

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  3. I'm with you on high waisted stuff; I basically live in them that I don't quite know what to do when I'm given a low rise piece. It must've been difficult for you because that skirt is too stunning not to wear! It's alright, Helen, I own items as ancient as that denim piece, too. It looks incredible on you, by the way!

    I hope you enjoy your weekend!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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    1. Yeah, I definitely need to incorporate the skirt into more outfits! Aw thanks May :) xx

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  4. You can't go wrong with a denim shirt, I have one that I have to safety pin because all the button holes are so loose from over-wear. I love the pattern on that skirt and the pockets make it all the better :)

    Laura

    http://thefoxtrails.blogspot.com

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    1. I know what you mean, I have a few pieces that are so worn out I should really get rid of them, but I can't bear to! Thanks lovely xx

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  5. cute skirt, i like your style!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  6. I think it looks lovely! I know what you mean about the lower waist skirts, I'm so used to high waist skirts that I always find them hard to wear! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Thank you! It's funny how much high waisted things have taken over, I just think they're so universally flattering! xx

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  7. Beautiful skirt :) Sometimes we have trusted items in our wardrobe that last us many years!

    Ayesha xxx
    Http://alycheeaday.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Very true! I get so attached to clothes, I'm terrible at parting with them aha. Thanks :) xx

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  8. The print on this skirt is absolutely amazing! I love the outfit!

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  9. You have such a nice blog! Keep up a good work! <3

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    Let me know on my blog & I'll follow back right away.
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  10. Denim shirts are a must-have in a closet. I find them so versatile. You look great. Great combination here! :)

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha I'm with you on that, they're so useful! Thank you :) xx

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  11. I love your ancient New Look denim shirt. I adore looking at my closet & finding items that I've had for years but have a new love for. It's awesome. I like the design on the skirt as well. Wishing you a happy weekend! :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. Thanks Carmen! I do that so often, I'll go through my wardrobe looking for old things to sell or throw away, but I just end up loving them all again! xx

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  12. I love the hat!
    Are there any daily products you use on your hair? It's stunning!

    x Alona | gentleconfusion.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks a lot! :) There aren't any products that I use on my hair everyday really, I tend to switch up shampoo/conditioner brands fairly often, but I used do use Organix Argan Oil whenever I straighten or blow dry my hair (I actually talked about in a previous post - here) xx

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  13. Oh the skirt is just gorgeous! I think that having a denim shirt is just a must. Yours looks super new, love it =)

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  14. This skirt is absolutely beautiful! So unique.

    Tara x

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  15. If you find a good denim shirt, it's going to be a staple in your closet for ages! Clearly you found the perfect one :]
    I adore your skirt - the print is quite interesting!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. I agree, I'm not getting rid of this shirt anytime soon! Aw thanks Deborah, yeah the print's rather unusual but I that's why I love it! xx

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  16. Hello,

    Beautiful look ! :D

    Sarah, http://sarahmodeee.blogspot.fr/

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